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This is the second part ol our adaptation of the second 
episode of Red Dwarf on TV. Pity it's not on our second 
page really, but you can't have everything in life. 


No, it's not a misprint, honest! 


Your chance to win the shirts off our backs. 


Everyone's favourite super-intelligent computer is off 
again, with her own thoughts on chess, jigsaws and Dav 
Lister's underpants. 


Part 4 of our much-loved guide and no missing cast notes 
(we hope). 


Everything you ever wanted to know about aspirant fc 
bailer Craig-sie Charles i aid to ask. He 

can't gloat about Liverpool winning the FA Cup. though, 
because we spoke to him well before the I 


More intellectual mind-benders for the highly cerebral 
among you! 


A mechanotd's view ol life aboard the Red Dwarf in the e; 
ly hours 

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We have the questions, but do you have the answers? 


Universes saved and kippers smoked while-U-wait. 
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RED DWARF is a very unusual televi- 
sion series! Sure, it's a cheeky, off-the- 
wall SF sit-com with damn good perfor- 
mances and hilarious, tightly-plotted 
scripts. But to my mind It has another 
level of attractiveness; the sheer 
number of ideas it gets through. And It 
just seems to take these ideas in its 
stride. Generation ships; mind- 
projecting planets; terraforming; shape- 
changing aliens; electronic 'heaven'; 
the reality-twisting VR games - the list 
goes on much longer than a listing of the 
mere 30 episodes 1 Not bad for an in- 
dependent production company working 
within BBC budgets! 

By the way. did I mention that this is a 
book review column? No? Well it is... 
and it isn't. Let me explain. Since 
Owarfers (sounds better than Reddies, 
but not as rich) are obviously interested 
in outlandish ideas, we thought it would 
be useful to run a column looking at 
works of literature which reflect the spirit 
of RED DWARF. There is a drawback, 
however. Sturgeon's Law (from SF 
writer Theodore Strugeon) states that 
"99% of all things are shit!" (or Is it 
90%. I have a shil memory). If this is true 
(and why should I doubt the man who 
OF THE SEA novel Isation?), then the 
vast majority of the books we would 
review would be... er... shit. 

So... instead we will recommend books 
which we feel reflect the values, themes, 
ideas and spirit of the series. Okay? 

Piers Anthony isn't a place in Greece lo 
walk by the sea. He's the author of 
dozens of SF and fantasy books and the 
first privileged wordsmith to have his 
work recommended in this magazine. 
Actually. I've changed my mind. I'll give 
that honour to Harry Harrison... 

Harry Harrison wrote the brilliant 
1967 and had it published in 1968. The 
fact that it's still in print (Orbit Books, 
£3.99) is testament alone to its populari- 
ty... but is it good? After all. the Tories 
are also popular it seems... 

Imagine this. You own a massive movie 
studio... but your debts are more 
massive still! You need a mega-movie to 
get you out of the red and into the black. 
The challenge is, how? What about this? 
Why not use a newly invented time 
machine to travel back in time to film a 
major historical event as it 'appens (I'm 
beginning to sound like Jimmy Saville!). 
This they do. They pop back to watch 
the REAL discovery of America by the 






The Technicolor 

Vikings... only the Vikings don't show 
up. Or rather, when they do they're not 
exactly the kind of Vikings we thought 
they were! 

Harrison's writing style is almost conver- 
sational at times and there are no really 
big words in it (so even American wrestl- 
ing fans can read it). When I first read 
TECHNICOLOR the cover featured a 
film crew trying to escape from a herd of 
dinosaurs (don't ask!). For the '90s, 
however, Orbit have been more than im- 
pressed with the success artist Josh Kir - 
by had found with a series of comedy 
fantasy book covers. He has, therefore. 
provided the current slightly out-of-place 
cover to TECHNICOLOR but don't let 
that put you off. It's a damn good book. 
Very funny. Good ideas. And it has an 

Piers Anthony's book has an ending... 
sort of. It ends in the sense that it stops. 
But there is still lots more to come. What 
I want to recommend is book one of his 

ON n PMc 

V & 

series (which currently runs to six 
books). Volume one, ON A PALE 
HORSE (Grafton Books, £3.50), sets up 
the action. It introduces Death, kills him 
off and passes the job on to our hapless 
'hero' Zane. New to this line of work, 
Zane takes a while to get used to steal- 
ing souls, riding his death's horse Mortis 
(which can transform into a super-fast 
flying car), and meeting the other incar- 
nations of immortality. 

Zane's world is a bit different to ours. In- 
stead of science winning the intellectual 
argument in the 18th century, which 
resulted in the rise of the scientific inter- 
pretation of reality, magic made a 
number of discoveries for itself. Thus, 
science and magic share the reality of 
Zane's world. Trains, televisions and 
traffic lights exist in the same world as 
flying carpels, Satan and powerful 
gemstones. In fact, Satan even uses 
gigantic advertising boards to get his 
message across! 

Needless to say, Zane gets himself in- 
volved with the coming battle against 
the forces of evil and Satan in particular 
Before that, however, he encounters 
dozens of hilarious and thought- 
provoking situations brought aboul by 
one of science-faniasy's great original 
thinkers. You can read HORSE as a one 
off book and ignore the rest of the series 
if you wish. It would be rather a waste 
though, because you would not find out 
how the story ends. 

Do yourself a favour and give the above 
books a try. The mixture of ideas, col- 
ourful style and funny situations is 
perfect for the average Dwarfer (but I'm 
not so certain about (hose Reddies. .}Jv 

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away, courtesy of those quite splendid fellows at 
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answering a few questions, or doing a spot-the- 
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as you will have to imagine you are none other than 
the Inquisitor himself! 

Look at the following list of world-famous celebrities: 


Got any opinions about any of them? The Inquisitor 

would have, that's for sure. So we want you to pick 

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will win one and the very best entries will see print in 
an upcoming issue of Red Dwarf Magazine. Finally, 
and this will seem obvious to 99.9% of you readers 
out there (but it is possible that a breakfast TV 
presenter may try to enter), make sure you include 
your full name and address with your entry. Honest, 
some goits do forget this kind of thing! 

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The results of our second Caption Competition (from issue 3) will appear next issue. 


Blimey. I don't believe it. It's always the same, in- 
nit? you spend ages doin' a jigsaw, right, and then 
the last bit's not in the box and you can't Finish it 
off. It's enough to make your binary logic circuits 
boil. Especially when the jigsaw you're trying to do 
is made up entirely of computer graphics. I mean, 
have you ever tried searching for a stray handful 
of pixels in a cardboard box? Oh. by the way. this is 
Holly here, the very frustrated computer that 
runs the mining ship, Red Dwarf. Now Where's 
that piece gone? 

Hmmph. I've had enough of that silly thing now. 
Jigsaws hardly offer a true challenge to a com- 
puter with an IQ of 60DD anyway. Now chess is 
much more interesting. Being that I'm so in- 
telligent, of course, no-one can beat me at chess 
- well, no-one aboard the Red Dwarf anyway. 
Though that Skutter did cause me a few problems 
once, but that was just a lucky move. Oh. and I 
s'pose Kryten did... but still, almost no-one aboard 
the Red Dwarf can beat me. That's cos I know 
everything about all the chess pieces. 

First there's Mr King and Mrs King, They're the 
most important pieces on the chess board, 'cos 
they're the biggest ones Then you have the 
horses and the castley things. Oh, and there's one 
that zig-zags all over the place. There's even one 
that sounds like some kind of seafood. I tried to ex- 
plain this to the lads one day. but they were too 
busy playing strip poker to listen. That's one of 
their Favourite games, but they reckon it would be 
much better if there was actually a woman on 
board to play with. 

Course sometimes the guys play games that re- 
quire brains larger than those possessed by P.E. 
teachers. They quite enjoy playing scrabble, but 
the Cat has trouble spelling words in English, so he 
often resorts to playing his tiles according to their 
smell, and the kinds of words Lister tries to use are 
hardly repeatable over the airwaves I'd play the 
game with them, but my computerised... oh, what 
do you call it? You know, those books with loads of 
words in them, well mine seems to have some 
rather big gaps in it. 


...they both kill you! Mind you. it s probably more 
Fun to die by being wired up to a 'Better Than Life' 
game than by choking on a piece oF stale bread 
and a strangely tasteless slice oF bacon. All the 
same, it may ba preFerable not to die at all. so BTL 
is not recommended. It's a great game, allowing 
the player to completely immerse himselF in a Fan- 
tasy world oFhis choice, but it is almost impossible 
For a player to leave the game once he's in it and. 
without great care and attention, his body will 
simply waste away and die. 

Dave still hasn't made it. He has yet to pass Go in 
his raal-UFe game oF Monopoly and now, awing to 
the Fact that the human race is probably extinct, it 
seems sort oF unlikely that he ever will. Not 
unless he wants to imagine an ideal world by play- 
ing 'Better Than LiFe', that is. BTL is an amazing 
game that humans can plug their brains into and is 
nothing whatsoever to do with those sandwiches 
you used to be able to get on 20 Century British 
Rail trains. In Fact. BTL and British Rait sandwiches 
have only one thing in common... 

A saFer bet For you is most likely Football. Football 
keeps you Fit. 'cos it's all about kickin' a ball with 
your Foot. Oh. and you can head it an ' all, IF you 're 
quick enough. The trouble with Football is that you 
might write a crap book about it like Kevin Keegan 
did. You see. Footballers always seem to end up 
talking in cliches, and that's something you really 
should avoid like the plague. I mean, at the end oF 
the day, it's a game oF two halves and it's the balls 
in the back oF the net that count. See what I 
mean? Holly out. 




Well, hi- couldn't put If off any longer. Here ill last Is our snide to series II - 

the only series we don't have any decent colour photos of! So now you know why 

we i-hose to run our guides in such a rock-eyed order, and you're still going to 

have to put up with the black and while pictures on this spread. Sorry. He'll 

make it up to you. I promise! 

Written by Rob Grant 

and Doug Naylor. 

Designed by Raul 


Visual Effects by Peter 



Music by Howard 


Produced and directed 

by Ed Bye. 

Developed for television by 

Paul Jackson Productions. 

1: KRYTEN - First broadcasl on 6 
September 1988. 
"Swivel on It, punk!" 

CAST NOTES; Not surprisingly, this 
episode features the debut ot the ser- 
vice mechanoid Kryten. David Ross por- 
trays the robot on just thts one occasion. 
Johanna Hargreaves also features as 
the Esperanto Woman, with Tony Slat- 
tery as an android actor 

As usual, Rimmer is certain that an in- 
coming signal means aliens. But accor- 
ding to the Nova 5's service mechanoid. 
Kryten, it's something far, tar belter - 
women. Though definitely not on the 
pull, it's the incredibly brave Captain A J 
"Big Man" Rimmer and the far less 
smeggy than usual Dave Lister to the 
rescue - but as they've got less meat 
on them than a Chicken McNugget, it 
doesn't take a doctor to spot Jane, 
Tracy and Anne are dead, and have 
been that way for centuries. Kryten, 
however, takes some convincing. After 
all. he is programmed to serve. How will 
he cope now? What will he do? Rimmer, 
not surprisingly, has a few ideas on that 
score - not to mention an enormous 
load of tasks. But Lister, unused lo lace 
curtains and bendable boxers, and sad- 
dened at the demise of his pet mould 
Albert, decides to lake Kryten in hand. 
With a little help from Marlon Brando 
and James Dean, he intends to turn the 
mechanoid into something of a wild one 

2: BETTER THAN LIFE - First broad- 
cast on 13 September 1988. 
"I remember when my dad died, 
y'know. I was only six. I got loadsa 
presents off everyone, like it was 
Christmas. I remember wishing a few 
more people would die so I could com- 
plete my Lego set." 

CAST NOTES John Abinen guest stars 
as Rimmer s father Ron Pember is the 
taxman. Debbie Ash is Marilyn Monroe 
and Tony Hawks returns to the series, 
playing the Guide. Gordon Salkilld 
features as the computer Gordon, while 
Judy Hawkins makes a single ap- 
pearance as Yvonne McGruder, the only 
woman Rimmer ever made love to. 

Lister needs an indigestion remedy and 
the Cat needs a slomach pump - Rim- 
mer's been cooking again Meanwhile, 
the post pod arrives, only three millions 
years late; about average for second 
class mail. Among Ihe usual bills, junk 
mail and the Skutters' latest package 
from Ihe 'John Wayne Fan Club' is a tet- 
ter from Rimmer's molher - his father 
is dad... sorry, that's an E, Rimmer's 
father is dead. There's also Better Than 
Life', a total immersion video game 
designed lo turn desires and fantasies 
into apparent reality. The cat gets 
himsell two girlfriends - Marilyn 
Monroe and a mermaid - top half fish, 
bottom half woman; the obvious way 
round to a cat. Rimmer, not quite play- 

ing the game as intended, gets himself a 
wife, a mortgage, seven kids and a tax- 
man. That's all very well for Rimmer, but 
not for the others, who find themselves 
caught up >n his unpleasant fantasies. 
Buried up to their necks in sand, 
smeared m jam and about to be eaten 
by ants, it comes as a great relief to 
everyone when the game is suddenly 
over but is it? 


First broadcast on 20 September 1988. 
"No I haven't. Lister, I haven't found the 
right girl And some just might say, 
given the fact that the human race no 
longer exists, coupled with the fact lhat I 
have passed on... some might just say 
that I'm leaving it a little bit on the late 
side " 

CAST NOTES. Sabra Williams makes a 
onef appearance as Use Yaies 

Drunk and feeling sorry for himself, Rim- 
mer reveals details of his one single, 
solitary sexual encounter - with 
Yvonne McGruder, the ship's female 
boxing champion, As an extra-special 
death day present. Lister decides to give 
Rimmer one of his old girlfriends, or at 
least the slightly adjusted memories of 
one particularly wonderf uJ-aftair. though 
the Cat is sure he'd have settled for a 
tie. The memories of Lise Yates certain- 
ly give Rimmer a fresh outlook on life, 
but he does find a number of things con- 

fusing For instance, why did he ever 
finish with Lise? Why did he suddenly 
move to Liverpool and become a total 
slob'' And why did he need his appendix 
removed - Iwtce?! As always. Rim- 
mer's happiness is short-lived 
Discovering Use's ietters to Lister, Rim- 
mer is led to believe that she was in fact 
a two-timing sex maniac who could 
manage it twelve times a night. Opting 
to tell the truth, Lister solves a few 
puzzles - Out there are still a few other 
unexplained mysteries to be accounted 
for. How did four days seemingly elapse 
without anyone noticing? Who or what 
was responsible tor breaking Lister and 
the Cat's legs' What manner of creature 
made the Godzilla-sized footprints? And 
just who did complete the jigsaw? 

4: STASIS LEAK. - First broadcast on 
27 September 1988 

"With respect sir, you've got your head 
up your big fat arse!" 

CAST NOTES Captain HolHster 
Kochanski and Petersen all make return 
guest appearances in this episode 
Morwenna Banks is the lift hostess, 
while Tony Hawks is back, this time 
playing the voice of a suitcase 

The Rimmer of the past thinks it is 
freaky fungus causing him to see a 
hologram of himself emerge from a 
table. In fact it's a stasis leak three 
million years into the future, forming a 
doorway through time After reading 
Rimmer's diary, Lister is sure that the 
stasis leak is the best way to Kristine 
Kochaski - he's even got a photo to 
prove it - and Rimmer is determined to 
save his own life. Bui as usual, things 
don't run exactly according to plan. 
While the Cat is forced to do battle with 
a ferocious fox fur stoal. Lister finds that 
he's late for his own wedding. And if that 
wasn't bad enough, he's also five years 
too early for it. 

But that's nothing compared to Rim- 
mer's problem., it's hard to convince 
anyone that you're not a hallucination 
when you're dead - especially yourself. 
The Captain in a chicken suit cerlainly 
doesn't help matters, and when three 
Rimmers, three Listers and a Cat are all 
in the same room at once... well, things 
are bound to get a bit complicated. 

5: QUEEG - First broadcast on 4 
October 1988. 

"Well, if it's not serious when your 
genitals can go wandering off on their 
own. I'd like to know what is!" 

CAST NOTES: Charles Augins plays 

Judging by his recent performance, Hol- 
ly seems to be as much use as a con- 
dom machine in the Vatican, but is he 
really past il? Does he get all his infor- 
mation from the Junior Encyclopaedia of 
Space? 'Red Dwarf's' back-up com- 
puter, Queeg 500, seems to think so. 
And so Holly is demoted lo night wat- 
chman, while Queeg takes over the run- 
ning of the ship. Queeg's new regime of 
early mornings, exercise and exams, 
doesn't go down too well with Rimmer 
Nor are Lister and the Cat too pleased 
about having to work for their food, 
especially as Queeg's idea ol a well- 
balanced meal seems to consist of a 
single pea on toast Holly is sorely miss- 
ed, but will he stage a come-back? After 
all, no one displayed any trust, fidelity or 
even friendship! Of course, it wasn't ex- 
pected from Rimmer, whose last so- 
called friend tried to eat him on a boy 
scout camping trip - but even Lister 
didn't really do much on his old mate's 
behalf. Despite this lack of loyalty. Holly 
prepares for a show-down with Queeg. 
To the winner, command of 'Red Dwarf'. 
To the loser, erasure. It looks like the 
end for Holly, but then again, it could be 
the conclusion lo the jape of the decade. 

broadcast on 1 1 October 1988. 
"She's a good laugh and all that, but all 
she wants to do is get like completely 
blitzed out of her brains and eat vin- 
daloos. I mean, call me crazy, but I just 
don't find that attractive." 

CAST NOTES- Suzanne Bertish and 
Angela Bruce play Arlene and Deb, the 
female versions of Rimmer and Lister 
Matthew Devitt plays the Dog Also. Hat- 
tie Hayndge makes her first 'Red Dwarf' 
appearance, as the alternative ship's 
computer. Hilly. 

Instead of taking 'Red Dwarf instan- 
taneously back to Earth as intended, 
Holly's latest invention, the Holly Hop 
Drive - a box with stop and start but- 
tons - takes the ship into a parallel 
universe Here. Nelly Armstrong was the 
first person on the moon and Wilma 
Shakespeare the greatest playwrite in 
history. Dave Lister. Arnold Rimmer and 
even Holly have female equivalents in 
this universe too, but the Cat is horrified 
to discover his counterpart - a dog! Ar- 
nold doesn't get the chance to 
demonstrate his technique at picking up 
girls by hypnotism, because Arlene's 
read the same books and tries il first. 
Dave thinks Deb's gross - at least 
when he belches Yankee Doodle Dan- 
dy, it's stylish - but even so, they end 
up in bed together. The trouble is. in this 
universe, the men have the babies, and 
the Listers didn't lake any precautions. 
So Dave - the slut - could be preg- 
nant! Rimmer certainly hopes so, and 
suffice it to say, he isn't disappointed 
with the results of the pregnancy test! -< 

THE J*? 8... 



Poet, presenter, comedian, writer, director - Craig 
Charles's list of talents seems to grow by the day. To 
'Red Dwarf' fans of course, he's best known for his 
acting role as Dave Lister - the lynchpin of the series since it 
began, over four years ago. 

In the midst of his hectic schedule, and only minutes before the 
evening's televised football match, Craig was good enough to 
stop and talk with us about his varied career - as long as we 
made it quickl 


you first get into acting? 

CRAIG CHARLES: I started off do- 
ing some stand-up poetry and com- 
edy, first on 'Saturday Night Live'. 
Then Paul Jackson, who was pro- 
ducing the first series of that, left 
and took me with him to 'Red 

RDM: Were you a bit nervous about 
approaching character acting? 

CC: Not really. It was just a case of 
they'd seen all the established ac- 
tors, and they just hadn't grasped 
Lister, I suppose. I just came in and 
did it on the first read-through. They 
kind of thought that I had the right 
attitude to take on the character. 

RDM: You've been doing it for five 
series now. Are you bored with 
Lister yet? 

CC: No, but I always fight my corner 
for him now; it's always nice to get 
him to develop a bit more, and get 
him to become a whole person 
rather than a two-dimensional 

RDM: How much influence do you 
have in that respect? 

CC: Well, I suppose the guys write 
Lister from personal character traits 
of my own. They watch the way we 
all individually react to certain things 
and kind of take them on board in 
our characters, so our characters 
are very close - we feel like we ac- 
tually are them really. 

RDM: Is there much similarity bet- 
ween yourself and Lister, then? 

CC: Well, I've just been reading this 
thing in 'Vox', which is an interview 
with all of us - it's one of the only 
ones I've done - and the guys are 
having a go at me here. It says - 
and this is true, although I don't 
remember it: (quoting Rob Grant 
from the magazine interview) 
"Once, we were having breakfast, 
and Craig came down and said he 
was worried about people thinking 
he was Lister. While he was talking, 
he took a sausage off Danny's plate, 
poured some tomato juice on the 
table, dipped the sausage into the 
juice and ate it. He didn't realise 
what he was doing." So I mean, that 
obviously happens - I'm not very 
conscious of the things I do, but that 
obviously happens. So I suppose I 
am a bit like Lister, yes - in the 
nicest possible way, of course. I 
suppose I'm a bit of a scally, a bit 

unkempt. I don't always shave and 
wash (laughs). 

RDM: Over the last few years, there 
have been quite a lot of strong 
stories about the character of Rim- 
mer. Would you like to see more 
Lister based episodes? 

CC: Well, Lister's the kind of anchor 
role in the show. It's all about his 
view of life - even if it's a Rimmer 
story, it's seen through Lister's 
eyes, and it's all about Lister's reac- 
tions and his moral codes. I think, in 
the fifth series, there was more of a 
mixture - there were some posse 
shows, there were some that were 
peculiarly Lister's, and some that 
were peculiarly Rimmer's. But 
there's a sixth series planned as 
well, and I'm sure Lister's going to 
develop quite strongly In it. 

RDM: When the show first began, 
did you ever anticipate the huge sort 
of cult reaction it has now started to 

CC: I think it took longer than we all 
expected it to take, actually. I mean, 
we were full of that naive en- 
thusiasm that we were just starting 
something. And we were a lot 
younger than we are now, with a lot 

less experience of the business, and 
we all thought it was going to take 

RDM: A lot of people seemed to 
miss it the first time round because 
they didn't realise what it was! 

CC: And the first series has never 
been repeated or anything like that. 
I think some of the guys are asham- 
ed of it, but I quite like it myself - 
warts and all. 

RDM: The programme has changed 
quite a bit since those days, hasn 't 

CC: Wetl we kind of grew up, and 
decided that walking around in cot- 
ton slacks was no good anymore. 
We decided to get a bit of leather on 
us and go for a more real sort of 
look. And we kind of switched 
mediums, I suppose - there are so 
many different SF media that you 
can go into - and we went for a 
more realistic sort of grown-up. 
macho type of programme. 

RDM: Did that mean many changes 
to the way you actually worked 
together on the programme? 

CC: Well. no. Only Robert 
Llewellyn's been brought in as an 
extra character, and if you've notic- 
ed, the part of Holly has really 
decreased a lot. Robert's taken all 
the exposition which was once Hol- 
ly's - it seems like Kryten's got 
quite a big part, but if you look at 
what he actually says, he's mainly 
there just to let the audience know 
what peculiar scientific angle we're 
taking now. We can all then react to 
him in our own peculiar ways. 

RDM: How do you find the fan reac- 
tion? Do you get recognised as 
Lister now, rather than as Craig 

CC: A lot of people call me Smeg 
Head' - but I still get recognised as 
Craig Charles, because I do a lot of 

different things. 

RDM: Do you still do the poems? 

CC: I still do the poems and things 
and I still do the stand-up comedy. 
And a lot of other, different things on 
radio and TV. I've always wanted 

never to be pinned down into one 
thing. So people see me for what I 
am, I think I'm more famous for be- 
ing Craig Charles than for being in 
'Red Dwarf'. 

RDM: It's certainly true that you've 
appeared as yourself in quite a few 
programmes recently... 

CC: Well, I did them earlier in the 
year, when work was kind of slow. 

RDM: You did the series 'Them and 
Us ' of course, in which you looked at 
various injustices around the coun- 
try, and talked to people about 
them. Is that something that you're 
likely to do again? 

CC: I don't think so - though I think 
it was well received as it were, 
through the media and all that. It got 
an awful lot of attention, which I was 
surprised at. and didn't quite like - 
but when you start dealing with a 
BBC1 programme at peak-time. 
7.30, you've got to expect it. I mean, 
although viewing figures weren't 
very high because it was opposite 
'Coronation Street', it got a lot of 
media attention because, in the 
time-slot, that was the only thing 
they could write about. There's only 
so much you can write about 'Cor- 
onation Street'. 

I don't think I'll do another though - 
I don't think it's me, really. 

RDM: Did you have much input into 
which issues were covered in the 
programme, or did you find that you 
were expressing other people's 

CC: They were mainly my opinions 
- I had an awful lot of input on that 
score. I was the one who made us 
go to Peebles, do the golliwogs, and 
things like that - so yes. But I really 
don't want to be a presenter, you 
know, it's not what I want to be - I 
just do it sometimes! As I said, I like 
to do lots of different kinds of things. 
and I work in a business which, if 
you're good at it, allows you to do 
that. It's kind of enjoyable, so I 
thought I'd give it a shot - but really 
it's not where I see my career going 
I see my career as a far more 
performance-based thing than as a 
television presenter. 

RDM: You finished filming Red 
Dwarf V a few months ago We 
understand you 've been pretty busy 
since then? 

CC: I've been doing a programme 
for Yorkshire Television, just a sim- 
ple thing called 'Talkback'. It's kind 

of a school thing I wanted to do. I 
wrote the script for it - not the idea, 
just the comedy bits in it. It's about 
teaching school leavers how to use 
language and how to cope with 
various situations. I kind of like do- 
ing stuff for kids sometimes, but it 
wasn't really much, 

RDM: Is that a full series, or just a 

CC: It's six episodes. 

RDM: And after that, you went over 
to America? 

CC: Yeah, and I'm going over again 
on Thursday. I'm going to go and 
live there for a while, and do some 
stand-up there. It's kind of happen- 
ing in America, so I want to see if I 
can pursue that angle for a bit - 
give the Americans a real black 

RDM: Have you found any work 
over there yet? 

CC: I've just got a lot of meetings; a 
lot of auditions and interviews and 
things like that set up - so we'll see 

how it goes. I've got to go and meet 
NBC, which is interesting, because 
they were the guys who made the 
American 'Red Dwarf' pilot, and it's 
kind of weird that they want me to go 
over and meet them, having decided 
I shouldn't be in 'Red Dwarf'. 
They seem to like me over there, but 
I really don't know, you never know 
with the Americans, do you? 

RDM: Anything else in the pipeline? 

CC: Well it looks like I'm probably 
going to be doing 'Cyberzone' now. 

RDM: What's that? 

CC: It's partly a game show, but it's 
also like a Virtual Reality television 
show. I like the idea and the hi-tech 
of it all, but I didn't really want to do 
a game show - but they convinced 
me that it won't be like that and it 
won't be perceived as that and all 
that kind of stuff, so I'll probably do 

RDM: Who's doing that? 

CC: It's being done by Broadsword, 
Anglia Television. I'll probably be 

doing that in September. And I'm 
directing my first ever pop video ... 

RDM: Who's that for? 

CC: For my girlfriend, Suzanne 
Rhatigan. She was in one of the 
episodes of 'Red Dwarf', if you 
remember; she played my Dream 
Machine in 'Camilla' - Lister's 
Camilla She's just finished recor- 
ding her first album in America, and 
she's about to go on a tour of 
America, so I've written the video 
and we'll shoot it over there next 

So I'm trying to keep more varied, 
you know. 

RDM: Yes, it seems you're doing a 
bit of everything at the moment, 
aren't you? 

CC: Yeah - that's why I've not 
been around to talk to the press. I'm 
kind of disappointed really, because 
it's a great opportunity for me to get 
a lot of publicity, but I haven't done 
any. But the lads have been holding 
their own, you know. And the series 
looks good, doesn't it? What did you 
think of last week's? (The Inquisitor) 

RDM: We thought it was brilliant! It 
was very much a Lister story as well, 
wasn't it? 

CC: Yes - I really think they should 
have led with that one. Great story. 
I'm looking forward to 'Terrortorm', 
as well. It's another sort of Rlmmer 
story, but I'm looking forward to see- 
ing it. 'Back to Reality' is a good 
one, too - that would have been a 
good one to head off with, but I can 
see why they wanted to do It last, 
with it being the 'end of Red Dwarf' 
sort of thing. 

RDM: And how long do you think 
you 'II carry on playing Lister? For as 
long as they want you to? Or do you 
think that, sometime in the future, 
you II decide that enough is enough, 
and maybe it's time to move on? 

CC: I'll carry on doing it for as long 
as I enjoy it. For as long as the 
writing guys are writing good 
scripts, and as long as I'm happy 
with what they do with my character. 
We have fights about thatl 

RDM: You're not a frustrated foot- 
baller or anything? 

CC: I am, yes. I've played for 
Tranmere Rovers - I've played (or 
Liverpool Youth Team as well - but 
I was 'prematurely retired'! So I am 
a frustrated footballer, yes. 

RDM: Which football team do you 
support? We can narrow it down to 
about two... 

CC: I'm a Liverpool supporter. If we 
win the UEFA, then we'll have a big 
talk about It - but at the moment, 
Liverpool are playing like Red 
Dwarfs, you know what I mean? 
They're not really Red Giants) 
They've got problems, the Liverpool 

I'm kind of a wizard little footballer. I 
haven't played for ages, but I'm ac- 
tually going to play on Saturday in 
New York. There's a charity game 
and I'm playing in that - teaching 
the Americans something about 

But if I could do anything, I'd like to 
be a footballer. Wouldn't you? ® 

RDM: How would you like to see 
your career go? Would you like to do 
more stand-up, or would you prefer 
to go for perhaps other character 
parts, like Lister? 

CC: I wouldn't mind another sitcom 
- the main reason for me going to 
America is to try to get a part in a 
comedy over there - but I like doing 
stand-up as well. Whenever I see 
my future, I think it'll probably be in 
comedy, but in what capacity In 
comedy, I don't know. 




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this is gonna give you such a thrill! 
Just join the dots in the picture, 
and you'll see one of my all- 
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want a go at this fun page 
lark, don't they? And I can tell 
you 're all really enjoying the 
mental stimulation these fab 
features give you. So here 's 
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mind-bending puzzles. . . 



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The following Is a transcript of a videocassette which appeared in the RDM 
offices following a particularly turbulent timestorm. It required some 
extraction from a scablike, yellow-green cocoon. The video opens with Kryten 
walking towards the camera, apparently clinging to the ceiling of one of the 
corridors of Red Dwarf. 

Ahem. Good morning, 
viewers of alien artifacts, if in- 
deed they have mornings on 
the ferocious, windswept 
desert plain you undoubtedly 
are watching this from. This 
film is an attempt to preserve 
for all time the contents of the 
last container for humanity, 
the mining ship Red Dwarf . 
My name is Kryten. and... oh. 
Skutter? Are you holding that 

the viewer, in a Hitchcockian 
camera movement sug- 
gesting a skutter cameraman 
treading steel plate at fifty 
knots. The camera comes to a 
halt with a gentle clunk, and a 
view of an out-ot-focus 
pyrolorothene shin pad. 
Kryten 's head, in tight focus, 
moves into the top right cor- 
ner of the frame.) 

When you've quite finished - 

oh dear, you've damaged 
yourself. Well, let that be a 
lesson. Now then, to return to 
the tour... 

(Kryten walks towards a near- 
by door, marked 'Off Limits', 
'NoEntry'and 'LickPaws 
before knocking'. The 
camera follows, gently spill- 
ing left and righting itself 
every few seconds.) 


You're not. are you? Oh. 
dear. We shall have to do the 
introduction all over again. 

(Kryten walks towards the 
camera, and puts his hand 
toward the lens. Hgsnapshis 
hand back rapidly.) 

Owwcht That was hardly call- 
ed for. All right, Skutter. YOU 
turn the camera over. 

(Kryten spins 1 80 degrees to 
stand upright, in a quick 
camera action which will 
nauseate tender alien 

(Kryten walks away from the 
camera, down the corridor. 
His words get quieter.) 

(Kryten zooms rapidly toward 

These are the quarters of the 
Cat, our super-evolved feline. 
Hmm. . the time is 3:15am. so 
he's unlikely to be home. 
Let's take a peek inside, shall 

(Kryten pushes the door 
open, into what resembles a 
giant halt of mirrors- Wallafter 
wall is lined with mirrored war- 
drobes. Some of these doors 
are open; the viewer can see 
satin, sequins, and odd, 
pillow-sized masses of what 
looks like Catnip.) 

The Cat is as neat and 
fastidious about his quarters 
as you would expect. Every 
item is polished, every piece 
of clothing neatly tidied away, 
every - oh! 

(Kryten has fallen over what 
looks like a four-foot ball of 

do you mean? 

Cat: Play the vid back, 

(In the top right hand corner of 
the screen, Kryten 's face 
reappears, as when he 
entered the room.) 

Kryten: T-t-take a peek... let's 
take a peek inside 

(The cat points, satisfied, at 
the playback, which then 

Cat: See? I've heard of pekes. 
They're dogs, and you know I 
don't have dogs in here. No 
dogs at all! Now gimme back 
my wool ball and let me start 
dressing for breakfast. 

Kryten: Breakfast, sir? But it's 
3:20 in the morning! 


Kryten: Ah-ha! This will be 
of interest to our more 
discerning viewers. The 
holochamber was a precursor 
to 'Better Than Life', less 
realistic, but rather safer tor 
humans at least. In a 
holochamber. the ship's crew 
are able to relax amongst the 
finer elements of Earth 
culture, individually tailored to 
suit them. For instance, I 
could choose to be part of an 
orchestra, and observe an il- 
lusion of the instruments com- 
ing to life around me as I 
played the part of my choice. 
Or. I could take the part of a 
hero in a great Space 
romance, such as '100 light 
years of Solitude' or 'The 
Hologram of Dorian Grey'. 
Let's see what the current set- 
ting is... 

wool. As he rights himself, the 
Cat enters via the door.) 

Cat: What are you doing here, 
tin-brain? And what are you 
doing threatening to bring 
dogs into my home? Ain't you 
ever heard of a cat's home be- 
ing his cradle? 

Kryten: Adog, sir? Whatever 

may have to skip today's 
underarm hair plaiting and go 
straight on to my eyebrow 

(The Skutter follows kryten 
from the cabin, knocking over 
a milk bottle on the doorstep. 
Eventually, Kryten comes to a 
halt outside a door marked 

(Kryten pushes a button and 
the door opens. Three 
teenage holo-nymphs. dress- 
ed only in cricket pads and 
helmets, appear to fall 
through the door.) 

Holo-nymphs: Arnie, that was 
fantastic! Your fourth century 
this game! Arnie, you're 
brilliant [ Arnie, you can have 

this maiden over anytime! 
What a player! 

(Kryten looks embarrassed at 
the camera and pushes the 
entry button again.) 

pressed and ironed T-shirts, 
space fatigues, and moon- 
boots. In the foreground is a 
single ironing board.) 

Kryten: And this is where I 

Lister: Er... right there, (threw 
up most of it into today's laun- 
dry bag, could you eject the 
whole thing into space? 

Kryten: Oh dear, how embar- 
rassing. Mr. Rimmer appears 
to have used the 
holochamber last. Ahem, he 
always enjoys a good game of 

(The bearded figure of W. G. 
Grace leans out of the 

Grace: Perfect shot, Arnold. 
Nice one. I suppose we'll 
have to rename England in 
your honour, now. The Rim- 
mer International 1 1 . Fancy 
coming back to the pavilion 
and having a quick duck? 

(Kryten forces the door closed 
and strides hurriedly up the 
corridor. The camera rushes 
to catch up.) 

Kryten: At this stage of the 
tour, it's wise to lone down 
your olfactory circuits as the 
shipboard aroma becomes 
slightly... how shall we say. . . 
pungent. We are approaching 
the ship's laundry. 

(Kryten enters a cavernous 
chamber. It is piled high with 

spend much of my time, look- 
ing after the hygienic clothing 
requirements of Mr. Lister 
and the Cat. Every day, I 
wash and prepare clean 
underwear for Mr. Lister and 
his feline companion. And 
every day, Mr. Lister refuses 
to wear it. 

(A screen on the wall comes 
to life. A sleepy Lister looks at 

Lister: Kryten, are you talking 
about my personal habits 

Kryten: Why, yes sir. How did 
you know? 

Lister: A feeling in the pit of 
me stomach. My ears are bur- 
ning. Or did somebody walk 
over me grave? In fact, it feels 
like somebody gravely walked 
over me burning stomach. 
That lamb vindaloo was a 
definite mistake. Have you 
got rid of it yet? 

Kryten: Got rid of it. Sir? 
Where would I find it? 

Kryten: Right where, sir? 

Lister Right there. Right 
behind that Skutter with the 
camera. Yeh. that's right - 
he's backing towards it now. 

(At this point, the camera tilts 
up towards the ceiling, and 
then swivels down towards 
the floor rapidly. The lens is 
immediately covered in a 
substance resembling 
phlegm interspersed with 
cheeselets and pickled 
onions. This historic, once-ln- 
an-eon find ends.) 

And to think I excavated 
that tape from its cocoon. 
I 'm a reporter, not a ton- 
icologist! Yecch! Editor! 

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1 . In which city was 'Red Dwarf' 
originally recorded? 

2. How many episodes has the 
Talkie Toaster appeared in? 

3. Which ship was Krytert serving on 
when the ' Red Dwarf' crew originally 
found him? 

4. Who is the Skutters' idol? 

5. Who did Rimmer see die in the 
drive room, in a future echo? 

6. In which hotel did Lister and 
Kochanski honeymoon? 

7. What affliction does Kyten's third 
spare head suffer from? 

8. What was the name of Camille's 

9. Who played Jim Reaper? 

1 Which two roles have been 
played by David Ross? 

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1 . Who was Rimmer's Cadet School 

2. What colour are the walls of Red 
Dwarf's corridors? 

3. Who was Lister's Geography 

4. Who supplied Lister's sausage 
and onion gravy sandwiches? 

5. What was the first love of Holly's 

6. Who was the main character in the 
Cat People'selementary books? 

7. Who played the ' Lift Music 
Classics' on one of his many 


8. What did Holly claim was the only 
thing keeping him sane? 

9. Which night has Rimmer 
designated as Amateur Hammond 
Organ Recital Night? 

10. What was the name of Rimmer's 

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Award yourself 1 point for every cor- 
rect answer in section 1 and 1000 
points for every correct answer in 
section 2. Please note that points 
here are calculated in binary, so 
don't get carried away! 

0-11 points: Are you sure you are 
reading the right mag? Perhaps an 
American Wrestling magazine 
would be more your level. 


100-111 : Not bad, but you still seem 
like the kind of person who might 
enjoy a meaningful conversation 
with a radio OJ. 

1000-1110: You must be a boring 
bastard when you chat to your 
friends, continually bombarding 
them with mindless trivia about 
Red Dwarf. Keep up the good work! 
1 11 1-up: AM right, admit it. you 
don't understand binary counting, 
do you? 





Dear Holly, 

I am writing to apply (or the position 

of trainee slob on board the Red 

Dwarf. I realise this means that I 

would be under Lister, but what the 


I love curry and lager, but I'm not too 

sure about poker Then again, if it's 

strip poker, I'll lose the shirt off my 

back anyway. I would even be willing 

to read Rimmer's copy of 'Callahan's 

Index of 20th Century Telegraph 


Failing that, how about a few 

hundred years in stasis? Ifs gotta be 

better than cooking, washing and 

cleaning for three kids and a hubby!! 

Sue Graham, Grand borough. 

(PS. Brilliant mag. Keep it up!) 

"I'm not sum if you realise the kind 
of dedication you need to be a 
trainee slob, trying to live up to the 
revolting standards of a man who 
regularly has to have his socks 
surgically removed to prevent 
Infection. Why not practise for a 
while and let your hubby and kids 
took after themselves for a bit? 
There'll soon be 5 trainee slobs In 
your house and someone's bound 
to suggest you get a series 4000 
mechanoid. They're bloody useful 
to have around, you know. " - Hot. 

Dear smeg head, 

I recently watched the twentieth 
century interpretation of ihe events 
that shall, in three million years time, 
take place aboard the mining ship 
'Red Dwarf. In the television 
episode titled "Quarantine". a 
reference was made 10 the King of 
the Potato people, implying that the 
King and the Potato People do not 
exist and that you would have to be 
mad to believe such a thing. 
Do the television producers realise 
what an insult this is to the Potato 
People? Insults to the Potato King 
could also result in the death 
sentence by being submersed in a 
vat of steaming purple custard while 
being forced lo listen to Des 
O'Connor's greatest hits! In the same 
episode the crew's reaction to a 
Ihree-seater frying carpet was as if it 
didn't exist Surety I'm not the only 
being to own one of these 
marvellous items? Next you'll be 
saying the answer to life, Ihe 
universe and everything isn't 42. 
Fry me a mackerel, I'll be back for 
morning coffee. 
Bossko B. Stourbridge. 

Vbu drink coffee in the morning? Boy. 

am you weird! 

Dear Red Dwarf, 

Just a few lines to say how much we 

enjoy the TV series. (I've never 

missed one yet) The magazine is a 

great idea. Keep up the good work! 

Also, where can I get hold of that 

penguin puppet as in the 12th March 


Kathy Seymour + Elsie S Alison (my 

work mates), Watford. 

Good question. Kathy. Where 
indeed? Am you listening BMS? Get 
working on a Mr nibble puppet right 
away, you've got three willing 
customers hem tor a Start! 

Dear Holly. 

After reading Ihe article in issue 2 
about the USA's version of Red 
Dwarf, I couldn't help but notice that 
their version of the show, with it's 
squeaky clean Lister, would pro- 
bably end up looking something like 
the Red Dwarf that Lister sees 
through machine No, 16 in "Back To 
Reality ". What would the show be 
like without the slobbish version of 
Lister? That would be the end of the 
kipper vindaloo gags! 
Stuart Parsons, Alderley Edge. 

Dear RDM, 

Is there any chance of publishing in a 
future issue the words to the theme 
tune, as I can only remember. "It's 
cold outside, there's no kind of at- 
mosphere, I'm all alone, more or 
less, dum dum dum dum de dum da 
de, fun, tun, fun in the sun. sun, 
sun. . .'* and then Iget really frustrated 

and throw projectiles at the TV or any 

other passing entity, 

Paul (I got 100+ in the "test your 

knowledge" quiz in issue 1) Brown, 


Well, we could print all the words. 
Paul, but it might be more fun to run a 
tittle competition. We 'II give a Red 
Dwarf baseball cap to theperson who 
is first to send us the correct words to 
the theme song. Can you stand the 
frustration. Paul? 

Dear Red Dwarf Mag, 

Could you tell me if now that Robert 

(Kryten) Llewellyn has gone to do 

Red Dwarf USA, does that mean that 

he will noi be doing another Red 

Dwarf in this country? Because any 

other Kryten just wouldn't be the 


Mark Adams, Spetchley. 

That's a good question, Mark. In 
answer to your query and Stuart 
Parsons' point. I'll refer you both to 
our next issue, when we will be bring- 
ing you a full update on Red Dwarf 
USA and its implications. 

Hello there, Holly! 

I was really pleased to see thai you 
got some guys somewhere to put 
some of your IQ to use by producing 
the mag! Great interviews with Chris 
and Robert, and lovely to see 
Robert's real face. Isn't he cute!?! 
Oh yes, Hoi. how do you cope with 
those 4 guys wondering around Red 
Dwarf all the time? And where are the 
Skutters? Has Rimmer blown them 
all up? 

Really good to see the mag in colour 
print, that's really nice, especially a 
really gross picture of Lister (Issue 2). 
Does he always look like that? Will 
you print a picture of your original 
self? He was cute (you're cute, too)! 
Keep up the good work! Oh yes, are 
there any RD fan clubs out there? 
Well, must go, I've recently 
discovered vi duality! 
Clare, London. 

' 'How do I cope with those 4 guys 
wandering around Red Dwarf all 
the time? Well, It's not easy, I can 
tell you. They're not nearly as cute 
as they seem when you're stuck 
with them 24 hours a day In deep 
space. Just ask the Skutters! Why 
do you think they've been keeping 
such a low profile recently? 
They're certainly not queuing up 
to join the Arnold J Rimmer Ap- 
preciation Society. Course If you 


want to, you can contact THE 
SG4 STG.That's bound to be good 
foralaugh." - Hoi. 

Dear Editor, 

I would just like to congratulate you 

on the first two issues of Red Dwarf 

Magazine. I have just 4 points to 


1 , 1 feel that as it is aimed mainly at a 

student audience, a drawing on the 

front cover (as opposed to a 

photograph) gives an impression of a 


2. Similarly I feel the number of pages 

given to the comic strip should be 

lessened per issue "Doctor Who 

Magazine" seems to be the blueprint 

for the majority of sci-fi related 

magazines, with particular note 

drawn to its news page. 

3. 1 would like to know about how the 

studio fits into scenes with heavy 

reliance on special effects, such as 

the split-screens in "Demons And 


4. Regarding "Could You Pilot Red 

Dwarf" (in issue 1). Why does the Cat 


sex or cat symbolisms? This isn't 


Name and address withheld by 


Answers to your points in order... 
1. 1 think that Red Dwarf Magazine is 
aimed at people who like Red Dwarf, 
not just students, comic fans or 
hardened sci-fi fanatics. We will 
feature photo covers in the future 
(last issue was very close), but we 
want to keep the covers varied to 
reflect the variety of strip and 
features in the magazine. What do 
other readers think? 
2. ' 'Doctor Who Magazine "is an ex- 
cellenl magazine, but it is certainly 
not the "blueprint" for our magazine. 
Red Dwarf is a very different TV show 
to Doctor Who, its spin off novels are 

Wnte to. 


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very different, the type of merchan- 
dise the shows have spawned is also 
very different. Red Dwarf Magazine 
has its own distinct "blueprint" that 
we are trying to develop issue by 

3. The simple answer is that the 
studio audience does not fit into the 
special effects scenes. These are 
recorded separately, usually prior to 
the live studio recordings. 

4. Not all of our jokes are obvious. 
This isn 't the ' Beano ' ', you know! 

Dear Editor, 

I have just finished reading the 
Red Dwarf Magazine and there's on- 
ly one word to describe it - 
"unbelievable". The thing that 
struck me the most was the 
imaginative way you made it part- 
comic, part-fanzine, something I've 
never seen before. 
Is there any chance in future issues to 
see technical details of Red Dwarf 
and Starbug or would that be too 
Noel Harris, Braunton. 

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